Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Best Perennial For Nashville Gardens?

This little perennial of many confused and conflicting names is the flower that Elizabeth Lawrence grew in her garden and called “Japaneses Aster”. I have read it was a favorite of hers, though I find only a sparse note or … Continue reading

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Rose Rosette Disease in Nashville- A Bad Day in Two Gardens

Yesterday morning, after grooming and weeding one of the gardens I care for, I walked up to the property line to see some goldenrod blooming. In the terraced garden below me there were six Knockout roses and two Hybrid Teas, … Continue reading

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A Foolish Consistency-

  No matter how novice the gardener, he or she has taken to heart the “rule” that plants should be planted in odd numbers, with three as a minimum. Perhaps a good rule, if the plants are small and unassuming, … Continue reading

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The Problem, And What To Do To Solve It

Gardens start with hope and good intentions, but if we turn our backs, if we are distracted, if we are busy, time and weeds will have their way. We forget to ask ourselves the obvious. What about this quart shrub … Continue reading

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Nature’s Own Herbaceous Border

Here are photos of wildflowers blooming today at Edwin Warner Park in Nashville. Two days ago the fields were more resplendent as the pink bush clover was blooming en masse. Alas, the rains beat the clover down, and it has … Continue reading

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